Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor
Directed by Manthia Diawara
(52 mins., France/USA/Germany/Portugal, 2015)
This imagined dialogue between Léopold Sédar Senghor, one of the founding fathers of Negritude, and Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, probes the relevance of the concept of Negritude, against the views of its many critics, not only to the decolonization and independence movements of the 1950s and 1960s, but also to an understanding of the contemporary artistic and political scenes of nationalism, religious intolerance, multiculturalism, the exodus of Africans and other populations from the South, and xenophobic immigration policies in the West.
After the film join Wole Soyinka, director Manthia Diawara and NYU history Professor Frederick Cooper for a brief discussion and Q&A.